CSCS Board of Directors

CSCS has a 5-9 member Board composed of both parents and community members. Board members bring a wide range of experience and skills to aid in the governance of the school, including education, legal, business, engineering, web development, publishing, real estate and finance backgrounds.


The Board works in partnership with the DEI Committee and administrators to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and school improvement, as well as supporting the overall governance of the school, including approving and overseeing the annual budget, engaging with teachers and families, and facilitating events that enrich the school-community. 


The CSCS board values input and support from the community. Please consider attending any of the monthly meetings or email us at


Join the Board

Board members are expected to attend a monthly Board meeting (currently held on Zoom), participate on at least one Board committee which includes work and occasional meetings outside of the monthly Board meeting, supporting and facilitating events with students, teachers, staff, and families, and engage fully in the Board’s continued diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments. 


The first term on the Board is one year; after that Board members can serve up to two terms of two years each. 


Diversity of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds is valued on the Cottonwood Board. We are especially hoping to have new Board members join that have experience with or interest in supporting the school’s needs and goals with Construction & Architecture, Finance, and Real Estate.


If you are interested in joining the Board, please complete the interest form and a current Board member will follow up with you in June.

Current Board Members


Sol Angulo

Board Member


Karissa Lowe

Board Member


Jonathan Moore


Amy Sample Ward


Amy Sample Ward


Emily Sturgess Cleek


Emily Sturgess Cleek



Mari Van Sickle


Public Board Meetings


CSCS School Board Meeting Details


School Board meetings are from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm on the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise stated below. The Community/Public is welcome and encouraged to join!


All meetings are virtual since April, 2020 due to COVID-19. The public meeting link is shared via email to all members of the CSCS community (sign up here), but if you have any questions, please email board [at]



Next Meeting:


Our next meeting will be a planning retreat August 12, 2022

  • Equity Action Plan
  • Operations training
  • FY23 Planning

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